States’ Approach to Sanctuary Cities Hits Nonprofits Serving Undocumented Populations

OpalDivine | May 12, 2017

States’ Approach to Sanctuary Cities Hits Nonprofits Serving Undocumented Populations
Texas passed a law last week banning sanctuary cities. The national controversy over “sanctuary cities” has done more than occupy headlines and put fear in the hearts of millions of undocumented residents across America; it has begun to have a significant impact on the thousands of nonprofit social service agencies that serve them. The Austin American-Statesman reports that with the signing of Texas’ new sanctuary cities ban into law last week, local nonprofits fear for the safety of their clients and the future of their organizations. The new law will punish counties that fail to comply with federal immigration requests to detain jail inmates suspected of being in the country illegally.

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